Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Doup Leno Setup Part 1 - Doup Threading
In doup leno, the warp works in pairs, each pair having a side-to-side stationary ("ground") warp and a side-to-side moving ("doup") warp. The doup warp can be raised either to the left or to the right of the ground warp, causing the pair to twist back and forth with each other, with the weft holding the twist in place.
The doup heddles are the green strings hanging down from the standard heddles.
When the standard and doup harnesses are raised together, the doup warp is raised in the crossed position under the ground warp.
You can see the crossed warps in focus in the background, with the standard and doup heddles out of focus in the foreground.
Here the standard and doup heddles are in focus. The standard remains lowered, but since the doup is raised, the doup heddles are able to slide up through the standard heddle eye, allowing the doup warp to be raised without a cross.